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mow down

1. To trim something, usually grass or other such growth. A noun or pronoun can be used between "mow" and "down." Our yard is looking so unkempt because I haven't had time to mow down the grass in weeks. You need to mow down those sideburns, bud!
2. To knock someone or something down with great force. A noun or pronoun can be used between "mow" and "down." Their biggest defenseman mowed down our star center. The neighbor kid drives so fast down the street that I'm worried he's going to mow the kids down.
3. To harm or incapacitate a large group. A noun or pronoun can be used between "mow" and "down." A weapon like that could mow down thousands of enemy soldiers.
4. To overpower someone or something or render them ineffective. A noun or pronoun can be used between "mow" and "down." Their potent offense totally mowed down our defense.
See also: down, mow

mow the/(one's) lawn

1. Literally, to cut the grass in one's lawn or yard using a mower. I need to go mow the lawn before it starts to rain.
2. slang To comb one's hair. Go mow your lawn before church.
3. slang To smoke marijuana. Just tell your parents you're going to mow the lawn with us—they won't know what you mean.
See also: lawn, mow

mow, blow, and go

Of or relating to a quick, cheap, rudimentary lawn care service in which one cuts the grass, blows the clippings away with a leaf-blower, and then departs. Typically put in quotation marks or hyphenated and used as a modifier before a noun. We are not some mow, blow, and go company—we pride ourselves on detail-oriented, high-quality lawn services. I worked on a mow-blow-and-go crew for the summer. The money wasn't great, but it was all in cash so I didn't have to pay any taxes on it. By the time I took over the company, it had been tarnished with a "mow, blow, and go" reputation thanks to the crummy practices of the previous owner.
See also: and, go

mow someone or something down

to cut, knock, or shoot someone or something down. The speeding car almost mowed us down. The car mowed down the pedestrian.
See also: down, mow

mow down

1. Destroy in great numbers, especially in battle, as in The machine gun mowed them down as they advanced. [Late 1500s]
2. Overwhelm, as in He mowed down the opposition with his arguments. This usage, like the first, alludes to mowing, the cutting of grass with a scythe or other implement.
See also: down, mow

mow down

v.
1. To trim back or cut down something that grows from the ground: Unfortunately, you didn't just cut the grass—you mowed down all the potato plants. We mowed the brush down with scythes.
2. To destroy or incapacitate someone or something as if by cutting or driving into the ground: The machine gunners mowed down hundreds of enemy troops within the first ten minutes of fighting. I tried to tackle the runner, but he just mowed me down. The gang drove by with machine guns and mowed the informant down in front of his house.
3. To overwhelm someone or something: The experienced debater mowed down the opposition with persuasive arguments.
See also: down, mow

mow, blow, and go

n. the lawn service that quickly mows the grass, blows the pavements clean, and leaves. Now you see them and now you don’t. It’s mow, blow, and go time.
See also: and, go

mow the lawn

and mow one’s lawn
tv. to comb one’s hair. I’ll be with you as soon as I mow the lawn. Don’t you think you better mow your lawn?
See also: lawn, mow

mow one’s lawn

verb
See also: lawn, mow
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When using a walk-behind mower, mow across slopes--not up and down.
Stronger than grass blades and slightly heavier, ditch blades mow grass, heavy weeds and light brush.
Evening mowing Mowing in the evening actually puts less strain on your lawn than a daytime trim and never mow when it's wet or covered in dew.
If you're tired of the noise, smell and maintenance issues associated with your old gas- or diesel-powered mowing machine, and you don't plan to mow for more than a few hours a day, these battery-powered options are likely to please.
The Barley Mow and Birtley Housebound Club meets from 10am on Fridays in the Barley Mow Village Hall.
It'll take longer to mow any yard with the Neuton because it only mows a 14-in.
The truth is that the way you mow the grass is as important as what you put on it.
1) It is not necessary to mow every acre of roadside vegetation to property maintain the right-of-way.
2) quantity or scope approximately 464 ha banquets to mow up to 2 m.
To keep your lawn in top shape, mow once a week in different patterns to prevent ridges and remove only the top third of grass.
Still, being able to mow either 1 h after or before AC application is an important consideration for situations where conducting mowing and spraying events within a short time frame is essential due to constraints in time, equipment, labor, and/or finances.
It is difficult to mow along fence lines, damage to fences and equipment is common, and mowing along fence lines is very labor intensive.
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